Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals

Our commitment to the planet and our clients.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

A Brief History

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that brought the international community together between 2000 and 2015 around a common agenda for developing countries.

Building on this momentum, the 17 SDGs to promote prosperity while protecting the environment were adopted in 2015.

Together, the SDGs provide the road map for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all. However, six years after this historic agreement was signed by all 193 Member States, we are not on track to achieve our global goals. Moreover, COVID-19 proved to be a serious threat to much of the progress made.

To ensure that the world remains focused on the long-term benefits that will result from the SDGs, the UN calls for a decade of action to accelerate the implementation of lasting solutions to address the world's greatest challenges.


Our commitment to the planet and our clients

Within the Veolia Group, we have defined our contribution to the sustainable development agenda of the international community, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals.

At Veolia Water Technologies, as part of our ongoing mission to provide resources to the world, we create specific water treatment technologies and services for sustainable development.

The EVALED team designs and supplies wastewater treatment plants and develops water treatment equipment for our industrial clients. In this way, we contribute to preserving this precious resource for future generations.

EVALED industrial wastewater treatment evaporators meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

Acting and committing to ecological transformation

Our ambition is immense, as is our determination

Never have ecological imperatives been so immediately perceptible and their consequences on our societies so concrete for populations. Positioning itself as a benchmark company in ecological transformation, Veolia is committed to accelerating and enhancing the implementation of existing solutions while creating the solutions of tomorrow. We move forward hand in hand with our stakeholders, convinced that economic, environmental and social imperatives must be understood as an inseparable whole.


Our manifesto

Climate change, resource scarcity, the collapse of biodiversity, multiple pollutions: the ecological emergency demands that we go beyond mere “transition”. We can no longer procrastinate and gradually adapt our ways of doing things. The time has come for clear and structured decisions. It is time for ecological transformation.